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Boston White Collar Crimes Lawyer

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If you're being investigated or have been charged with a federal or white collar crime, it's imperative that you contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Federal and/or state prosecutors aggressively pursue these matters, and, if you're convicted, you could be looking at years of prison time and substantial fines. The accusations alone can ruin your reputation, and a guilty verdict can make it challenging for you to live your life as you once did – even after you have served your sentence.

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, we know how serious a federal or white collar crime charge is and how the matter can impact your entire life. That is why we’re committed to providing fierce legal representation from the start of your case until its resolution. Our attorney has years of legal experience, both as a trial and appellate attorney, and we know how to build effective defenses to fight your charges.

Ready to discuss your case with our seasoned lawyer? Call us at (617) 227-3700 today.

What Is a Federal Crime?

In the U.S., both states and the federal government have enacted laws concerning prohibited behavior. Some criminal offenses are handled at the state level; others at the federal level. In some cases, they can be handled at both. But when is a crime considered a federal matter?

Typically, a federal crime is one that is committed on U.S. government property or crosses state lines. In many fraud cases, such as money counterfeiting, the federal government has jurisdiction.

Federal crimes are enforced and investigated by well-known agencies such as the FBI or IRS. They are prosecuted by a U.S. Attorney and tried in federal courts. Often, the conviction penalties are harsher than those imposed for crimes pursued at the state level.

What Is a White Collar Crime?

Generally, a white collar crime is a non-violent offense that is carried out for financial gain. They are often committed against businesses and typically by someone entrusted with the company's assets.

Depending on the circumstances, white collar crimes could be handled at the state or federal level, or both.

Types of Cases We Handle

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our Boston lawyer has effectively handled both federal and white collar crimes. We have represented individuals in federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme court. When you turn to our team for legal representation, you will have an experienced advocate on your side who knows the system and can skillfully guide you throughout your case.

We provide sound legal counsel for a variety of federal and white collar crimes, including:

If you've been charged with an offense, reach out to us today to get started on your defense. We'll review every detail of your situation to ensure your rights were not violated during the investigation and are protected throughout your case.

Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (617) 227-3700 or filling out an online contact form.

  • Super Lawyers®
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 10 Attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Best Law Firms for Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Boston, MA
  • Guest lecturer at Harvard Law School
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Lawyers Assistance Strike Force
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Highly Revered & Recommended

  • “Among the nation’s best defense lawyers.”

    - Miami Herald
  • “A nationally prominent criminal defense lawyer.”

    - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • “A criminal defense lawyer of remarkable skill and persistence.”

    - Harvey A. Silverglate

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Significant Cases

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.